Clinical psychologists communicate and interact with clients to assist them in managing their psychological conditions and mental health issues. These can include anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse and eating disorders. Clinical psychologists also help clients to understand and process their own thoughts and feelings, build resilience and cope with challenges.
Work activities take place in consulting rooms or suites, or can be based in schools, hospitals, mental health or addiction clinics and other community centres.
Suits people who are caring, have strong active listening skills, social perceptiveness and emotional intelligence. The ability to build rapport and trust in client relationships is important.
Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is essential.